Re: buying a cd writer
On Sunday 30 March 2003 05:43, Joris Huizer wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have a simple question: which cd writer do you
> people recommend to buy for use with Debian (and
> windows 98) ?
> One thing I'm planning in short term is, downloading
> Debian & burnig it on CDs
> As I've had much compatibility probs, I decided I'd
> better ask to avoid them in this case.
> Thanks for any help,
My CD writer is a LG (Goldstar) CED 8080-B. Before I bought it I checked
the Linux hardware compatibility list, couldn't find it, but found a
similar-sounding 'Goldstar' listed so took a gamble. Out with the old 6x
cd drive, in with the LG, lost the Windows-only setup CD that came with it,
forgot to configure a thing and it worked perfectly for reading, straight
off. For writing I had to go through some hoops with ide-scsi so cdrecord
would work, but that wasn't the drive's fault.
(This was in Red Hat but I expect it would be the same for debian. I don't
know whether any apps have been upgraded to work direct with IDE drives and
not need ide-scsi.).
I expect most IDE / ATAPI CD writers would behave the same as my LG.
I eventually found the LG's 'setup' CD, by the way. Inside the 6x drive I
took out, where else? ;)